The Spectrum

  • Blake hosts first cross country meet on Thursday, September 17. Go Bears! Fall Play will be announced on Friday at 4:00. What will the play be?

Boys Soccer Fan Interviews

Boys Soccer Fan Interviews

Maya Chadda and Steven Nye

October 25, 2017

Homecoming Student Interviews

Homecoming Student Interviews

Maya Chadda, Steven Nye, and Sarina Dev

October 17, 2017

What’s new in School

Will Lyman, Staff Writer

October 4, 2017

As fall sets upon Blake, the opening of the school year drives forward an enthusiasm to discover new experiences and relationships. Among the excitement of the first week, came many shocks to the student body. Big Cups A dramatic increase in the size of the lunchroom cups sent many students into a spiral of fas...

Best shows on TV

Penelope Winton, Editor in Chief

October 3, 2017

Comedy Central’s Broad City follows the lives of eclectic roommates Abbi and Ilana as they navigate their hectic lives in New York City. Dealing with seemingly trivial problems that range from fixing the AC to dropping bike locks down the sewer grate, executive producer Amy Poehler expertly grapples...

What your font says about you

What your font says about you

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

April 28, 2017

Times New Roman – You are a classic. You’re on top of your school life and a late assignment is a foreign topic. You strive for excellence in all that you do. Arial – You’re a step below Times New Roman. Always in reaching distance of perfection but never to Times New Roman standards. Wingding...

Dear Barack

Dear Barack

Frieda Liston, Contributing Writer

March 22, 2017

Dear Barack Obama,   Please come back to us.   There is much we must discuss Like national security And all the other obscurity.   We are sorry for what we might have done That could have possibly made you run, But we hope you are doing fine So you can come bac...

Firmly rejected headlines

Firmly rejected headlines

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

March 20, 2017

Who squeals louder, the pigs or the freshmen dissecting it?   The Bunion debates shutting down due to the use of Knock Knock jokes in assembly    Bold individuals decide that weather doesn’t rule them and wear shorts to school   Blake hero: watched every tv show, m...

Students carbo-load at Cane’s

Students carbo-load at Cane's

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

March 13, 2017

An undeniable frenzy has been sweeping the school halls. Students from all grades and walks of life have gathered to worship at the altar of none other than chicken tenders. The effect of this phenomenon was clearly shown when an anonymous senior entered the school with Cane’s in hand for lunch. Fool...

Summer, A Social Construct

Maya Chadda, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

Show off those pale ashy legs with some timeless “Jorts” or classic Nike Athletic shorts. Shorts aren’t just for summer, and with Blake’s bipolar heating there is no reason not to take off those “leg prisons” (pants) and bring the summer to school.  Leis and Hawaiian shirts don’t...

Desperate measures necessary for students to avoid being tardy

William Lyman, Staff Writer

November 2, 2016

You sprint up the steps leading into the school building. You throw open the doors and are met with the confused face of a freshman trying to figure out the code. The freshman starts to enter random numbers, hoping that someone will be kind enough to notice and let them in. It is 7:59am. You are supposed ...

Student body holds peanut revolution

Tripp Markusen ‘19, C.U.N. leader, sports protest shirt at school.

William Lyman, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016

Following the announcement that Blake would go nut free this year, some students have started an illegal nut smuggling organization to fulfill their nutty needs and get the sustenance they desire. Many students sneak peanut butter bars in their backpacks or hide trail mix in their pockets for a snack later...

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